Episode 64: The Hearing - Part 2
Alexis returns to her penthouse following her testimony against Blake to find her apartment trashed. Whoever robbed Alexis really did a great job of just breaking stuff. Scared, Alexis contacts the police. Ultimately, Alexis needs someone in the house with her, and she chooses Adam. Alexis asks Adam to return to the penthouse and Colby Co., but Adam refuses. Adam loves being chummy chummy with Blake and Blake loves having the father-son relationship that he has had in three days with Adam that he has always wanted with Steven.
Alexis tries with Adam again, especially after she learns that Fallon took a call from Billings, Montana. Alexis warns Adam that he may not want to be under the same roof with Fallon. Fallon is very smart. Adam blows off Alexis's warning and is sure that his tracks with respect to the poisoning of Jeff are well covered. Alexis hopes so because she may not extend her loyalties a second time.
Adam feels more threatened by Fallon's snooping when he learns from Kirby that Fallon and Jeff are spending the night together in Billings because the plane is broken, again, and they have not finished their business with some chemical company. You better come up with a plan Adam.
At least Adam may have a day's reprieve. Fallon had hoped to meet, Jud Barrows, the former foreman involved in that chemical poisoning case, who is now a rancher. Fallon wanted Jeff to come with her because she felt he would be better handling that type of person. At least, Fallon understands her limitations.
Only in a soap opera would the characters have to wait another day. Gee, what a surprise, Jeff and Fallon will be spending the night together in Billings. What could possibly go wrong? Fallon, being Fallon, begins flirting and asking inappropriate questions while the two have a couple of bottles of wine. Jeff brings Fallon back to her room and finally answers her about whether he is happy. Does it even matter because we all know what is going to happy, the two make it to the bed and begin to make love, have a booty call, nostalgia sex. Whatever?
Blake is excited that Sammy Jo will be his "surprise" witness at the hearing, but Blake warns Andrew not to allow Sammy Jo to destroy Steven on the stand. He only wants Sammy Jo to testify that Blake did not offer to buy Danny. Well, Sammy Jo does cover that. But, Sammy Jo also testifies that Steven made a pass at that photographer, Ace Messina, in Los Angeles, and that he took her to a gay restaurant in New York. What exactly is a gay restaurant? I mean is their a particular cuisine for homosexuals. We all know there will be very little carbs on the menu.
And, since Sammy Jo is lying, she adds that Steven sent her away from that gay restaurant so he could get down with the waiter he had been ogling. Steven, just like his father, yells out that Sammy Jo is a liar, and even calls her a lying tramp. Ahh, Alexis would be proud. On cross, Chris pretty much paints Sammy Jo as a gold digger but forgets to mention that Alexis paid Sammy Jo off to leave. Anyway, Blake is satisfied with the testimony, but Krystle is not satisfied with Blake and what he is doing. Blake later tells Krystle that Andrew went further with Sammy Jo than Blake had asked and Krystle believes him. Blake also acknowledges that Krystle was correct that this lawsuit would end up being a loss no matter the outcome. Still, the needle isn't moving much closer for a reunion just yet.
Fallon testifies on Steven's behalf but nothing interesting comes of it other than painting Steven as a good father. Finally, Steven testifies and during direct he comes off as a great father. On cross, Andrew gets down to the point of this case (after a minute soliloquy which should have been objected to), and asks Steven if Chris Deegan is his lover and if he is a homosexual. Steven refuses to answer the question. Instead, Steven will stand on his principles because whether he is gay should have no bearing on his fitness to be a parent.
Kudos to Steven for being principled. And where will those principles get him when he loses custody of his son as everyone thinks will now happen. Chris wants Steven to return to the stand and say that he and Steven are just friends. Steven refuses to do so. Of course, Chris, being the bright lawyer that he is, did not consider taking the stand himself to say the same thing.
Who is going to rescue Steven and help him get Danny? Why, it is going to be the crazy one, Claudia! Steven asks Claudia to spend the night with him. Again, why not just tell the judge this. There is principle and there is winning the case. Or, have Claudia take the stand and testify to this. But, that would be too easy. And, it would also prevent an awesome scene where Claudia, refusing Steven's offer for sex, goes to Sammy Jo's hotel (staying at La Mirage of course) and tells her to recant the lies.
Claudia knows Steven is a man because she's been with him. Sammy Jo retorts that Claudia must not be any good if he does not want to be with her and married Sammy Jo instead. This results in Claudia slapping Sammy Jo, Sammy Jo returning the favor, and Claudia getting the final lick in. Apparently, winning a bitch slap fest with Sammy Jo is not going to help Steven win custody of Danny so she returns to Steven's apartment with a suitcase and tells Steven to trust her in defeating Blake.
Alexis: I wanted to bury the hatchet.
Adam: In whom?
Alexis: What are you afraid of - that I'll reveal more truths about you in the courtroom.
Blake: The day I am afraid of your truths, Alexis, there will be snowflakes in hell.
Alexis: Let me warn you about something, Adam. Even though I'm your mother don't count of my maternal loyalties twice.
Steven: Well nobody, not my father's lawyer, not you, not anyone in this courtroom or outside of it has the right to ask this because there is no guilt in that issue. Everybody in this state and this country has the right to live his own life the way he wants. Provided he is a decent human being, isn't a man entitled to raise his child, whether he is a homosexual or not. I am and will always be Danny's father and a good one no matter what my lifestyle is.
Sammy Jo [to Claudia]: Which is none of your business, lady. Steven sure is a gutless wonder to send you here to fight his battles.